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JUDGING NOTES: Timor-Leste 2019 Coffee Quality Competition Winner - Fatubessi, Natural Process

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JUDGING NOTES: Timor-Leste 2019 Coffee Quality Competition Winner - Fatubessi, Natural Process

Competition tasting notes and scores on the 2019 winning coffee from Fatubessi, Timor-Leste.

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BURUNDI, Carire Hill

BURUNDI, Carire Hill

 Coffee that makes a difference June 18th, 2019 Landlocked at the crest of the Nile-Congo watershed, Burundi is a small, very hilly and mountainous country between East Africa and Central Africa and situated between Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Dominic Republic of Congo. The quality of coffee exported from Burundi has been compared to the coffee of its neighbour Rwanda.  Coffee Cultivation in Burundi began in the 1930s when the Belgians brought Arabica coffee plants. Today more than 800,000 Burundi families are involved in coffee growing. These smallholders average about 250 trees each, with most farms producing other crops or livestock as well. Production in the country struggled for some time...

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Brief Story on my Trip to East Timor

Brief Story on my Trip to East Timor

Back in June of this year 2017, I joined a small group of people including students from Dirrum Dirrum -Radford College, Canberra to make the journey to East Timor. This trip began with a chat over coffee with Mathew Hatcher (my colleague) and a few other people, who then approached me about direct trade and proven provenance with coffee. The conversation then turned into an opportunity to explore coffee grown wild and organic right on our Australian doorsteps - East Timor. This extended into a sudden invitation to visit small-holder coffee farmers in East Timor through contacts in Sydney who...

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Hand Ground Grinder

The Hand ground grinder hit the coffee market in a big way due to over exceeding its crowd funding source by thousands of coffee enthusiasts around the world with the goal of achieving precision when grinding coffee. It could possibly be one of the best hand ceramic burr grinders on the market because in the coffee world we all know that a consistent grind makes for a consistent coffee.  This grinder was designed for the "third wave” specialty coffee drinker. The handy thing about this grinder is that It has 15 grind settings for any brew method and has a...

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"LIMITED EDITION" Burundi Kayanza

"LIMITED EDITION" Burundi Kayanza

Burundi is a small, landlocked country (surrounded entirely by land) in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa.  It's situated in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, neighboring Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. The southwestern border is adjacent to Lake Tanganyika. Most coffee is grown in the mountains of the north in varying altitudes from the lowest point being the lake at 772 meters above sea level (MASL) to the top of Mount Heha at 2670 MASL.  The  Heirloom coffee varietal bourbon is the main varietal grown in Burundi and...

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